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>> a u.n. brokered truce comments into effect in yemen while the people wait for much needed supplies. hello and welcome to al jazeera i'm elizabeth puranam. eurozone here's hears a new bailout proposal.
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and rebuilding after ebola. the u.n. pledges billions much dollarsofdollars to help the countries hardest hit by the outbreak. we begin in yemen where a u.n. backed ceasefire has comment into effect. yemen's third largest city ta'izz. week long pause in fighting is meant to allow vital aid supplies to reach an estimated 21 million yemenis, in need of urgent help. osama ben javid has more. >> medicines are running out. places like ta'izz and other places have been cut off for weeks. and if emergency aid does not go
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through, millions could suffer from famine. >> it is paramount that we reach these homes and these families quickly, with the humanitarian aid and the supplies and the food. or the situation will certainly move into a much more difficult scenario. >> reporter: this is the city of ta'izz. forces loyal to the government have been fighting against the houthis. >> in fact we don't have much hope for the truce to succeed. the previous experience with the truce, we don't think it will hold this time. because its success is conditional on the regime and the mercenaryless. mercenaries.
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>> translator: first of all. we need to know what mechanisms will be in place to ensure the truce is not broken. without these two terms the truce cannot last and there comotcannot be one in the first place. >> many expect a weak ceasefire to take place without some violations. >> no one expects the ceasefire to be complete because yemen is a lawless country controlled by militants in the government. >> cautious optimism and a strong desire for peace. >> we ask the international community for truce to last longer. >> translator: all yemenis are afraid that the truce will not be respected by any side.
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>> a desperate hope of 20 million yemenis rest on the possibility of a truce. osama ben jav ifertiond, al jazeera. simultaneous operations were carried out in istanbul and three other countries turkish authorities say will help foreign fighters join i.s.i.l. military weapons were also seized. air strikes against group in iraq and syria. in iraq, coalition forces blew up a tunnel network. breaking news now. reports that there's been a
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blast in central cairo. a witness has told reuters news agency that the early morning explosion could be heard credits across the city. outside the italian consulate. we will bring you more details as they come to hand. to greece, where politician he have voteon a new set of reforms. alexis tsipras says he has won important concessions on restructuring greece's debts. many greeks are opposed to the measures. >> reporter: the prime minister's measures may have convinced some of his party members, but this deal looks like something they have already rejected. some u turn and he admitnone of
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this was going to be easy. >> translator: despite the closed banks and the huge difficulties had a have woven their way into the issue surprised most of us they rejected the ultimate ultimatum. >> reporter: generosity many thousands of greeks that voted no to more austerity gathered again with a sense of betrayal and anger. >> translator: pensions will be reduced more radically. when the state doesn't have any more money they will cut pensions even further. >> what's going to happen now is a huge mistake. the only realistic option is to leave the eu. >> reporter: most of these people are dead against the
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latest proposal. it seems even more descra draconian than the last one. the notion that they'll get a better deal from europe seems to be a. >> there is a lot of skepticism over the question of how seriously it is meant. >> reporter: on saturday in brussels the 19 finance mint ministers of the eurogroup will pour over every paragraph. in athens their decision will be greeted with opt you mix. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera.
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australia has had close links with greece for decades. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> reporter: a greek language newspaper in melbourne. good life section until a year ago, she lived in greece editing online magazines. but life there wasn't good. when her paycheck stopped arrive being on time, she knew she had to leave. >> i miss greece but i had to survive. i'm one of the lucky ones, i'm an australian citizen i could come here and get a job. >> reporter: the greek exodus down under has a precedent. bought a ticket to a ship to australia. melbourne was suddenly home for more greeks. tens of thousands who are by then dual citizens return home,
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often with australian born children. athens has more than 100,000 with australian passports. er more than 10,000 are said to have left gross for australia in the last ten years. >> that's what i think is the problem. those that are productive young educated in the right age to create the appropriate conditions for the country to go forward are not there to help that system. >> reporter: it's not just young people. two years ago tass offeringss left not only his swrob but his wife and three children to come to australia. >> it's hard for me and my family as well. this is what had to be and this is what we're doing at the moment. >> reporter: like other recent migrants, he was sending money home but the freeze on cash withdrawals in greece and
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uncertainty on deposits held by greek banks means that even that is on hold. he is thinking of brick of bringing his whole family back to australia. greeks are arriving here every day. it seems a growing number of them have no plans to go hoax. andrew thomas -- to go home. andrew thomas, al jazeera australia. 20 years since the srebrenicasrebrenica genocide in boz bosnia.
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>> reporter: to call her determined would be an understatement. her husband two sons and two brothers were killed in 1995. she told me how her streets are mostly empty. fled to other parts of the country but she returned 13 years ago and she's determined to stay despite knowing people inflicted in the massing akerr are still atmassacre arestill at large. >> does the world really want bosnia to remain divided? so i came back to my system home to live in the memory of my family and loved ones. >> reporter: buried just down the street from her home. it's not hard to find people living in this area who not only deny the extent of the crimes of 20 years ago but reject the
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label of genocide which last been accepted by the united nations. in the town of srebrenica itself where bosniacs are now minority, this bosnian serb official says attending the ceremony is out of the questions. >> i think a large number of those families are ready to look at the future and the problems that happened here during the commemoration come from outside. >> there bosnian agrees with him. there is attention paid but for the wrong reason. >> as if it's not from bosnia hercegovina. that it exists in vacuum.
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genocide started in 1992 as the hate prosecution is problem offingproblemis proving in mladic. >> reporter: nadim baba, in bosnia. involvement in the cia's controversial torture of detainees. the damming report suggests that the organization used its links to facility harsh
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interrogations. international human rights lawyer explains how the medical code of ethics has been abused. >> it's been violated so badly that one act that was performed on the detainees called a rectal rehydration, when detainees decided to go on hunger strike, physicians for human rights and other medical associations considered to be that -- considered that medical act to be a complete act of torture of sexual assault actually. so the psychologists helped in things like rectal rehydration and other horrific torturous acts and should be held accountable at the very least by their ethical board of epa. >> coming up. officials in china starting a new generation of urban farmers. plus.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on not just in this country but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target >> good to have you with us. i'm elizabeth puranam in doha. the humanitarian ceasefire has come into effect in yemen. but there are reports of fighting in certain areas including ta'izz.
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new bailout from its creditors for greece. reports of a blast in central cairo. local media reports say the blast happened outside the italian consulate in the egyptian capital. a witness told the reuters news agency that the blast could be heard across the city. we'll get you more on that blast as we get it you. now more than $3.4 billion has been pledged to help the countries most teacted by ebola affected by ebola ebola. kristin saloomey reports. >> liberia guinea and cyril. they came to the united nations with the request for billions of dollars. and a warning: >> no no no.
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the threat is never over. until we rebuild the health sector. >> the world today is more ever connected than ever before. and virus diseases just like terrorism, know no national boundaries. >> reporter: here in the west of guinea with the border of cyril. the village is still under quarantine. he deaths are down from the height of the ep epidemic which has claimed more than 11,000 lives but throughout the region there are still about a dozen new cases a week. >> response and recovery are so intertwined. you have got to be trust among the people returning and if lives and livelihoods are going to get back to normal. >> rebuilding the health system
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underfunded even before the outbreak is the priority. since the panic of ebola has largely gone underway, the fear was that the countries had become complacent. the united kingdom alone pledged more than half obillion dollars in money and debt relief. money and other infrastructure is key to efforts in these fledgling democracies that have seen their basis plummet. >> the path for recovery just as the path for fighting ebola itself is going to have to involve engaging communities more. citizens' contract the funds weigh in and complain they're not getting the services they deserve in holding the
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government, the donors and even ngos accountable. >> the crash of malaysia 218 it's been nearly a year since the flight was shot down over ukraine killing all on board. >> family of victims are attending this memorial. it's been almost a year since mh 17 went down in eastern ukraine killing all on board most were dutch nationals but more than 40 malasians on board as well. now an international team of investigators have been looking over this incident over the past year, have been led by dutch
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authorities. the report is not yet made public but they have been investigating the cause of this flight going down. as well as whether the malasian airlines flight should have been given the green light to fly over ukrainian air space when there was essentially a war going on beneath them. now a number of governments including the malasian government has called for a u.n. tribunal to prosecute and punish those responsible. many believe russian backed rebels shot missiles into this plane and thus caused it to go down. of course this is denied by russia. >> more than 10,000 people have been moved from parts of china's east coast. the typhoon has expected to make landfall on saturday.
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issuing highest weather alert for the typhoon. hong kong is trying to reduce its reliance on produce from the mainland. much needed housing part 2 on our series of food security on asia. reporting from hong kong. >> nestled in the shadows of the skyscrapers is a group of farming plots. becky is one of the enthusiastic producers, a third generation farmer who left her job in hong kong's central financial district to return to her roots. >> because i love this place. i was born and i grew up here. we grow food for our community. we want to show the community that the rural and urban community can coexist in this district. >> reporter: land like this is being snapped up by developers and farmers are being driven
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out. she and three other families have joined a cooperative to combat the urban sprawl. >> we need farmland, we need form we need green area. >> reporter: local production accounts for just 2% of fresh vegetables from hong kong with nearly all supply imported from china. but food supplies there are drawing locals to try organic produce. >> it's much more fresh and also, the taste is very good. >> reporter: there are still around 4,000 farmers who are actively working here in hong kong but their plots are small and the amount they produce is limited because of the land size. but it's the next generation of farmers who have come to see agriculture here in this city grow. >> johnny loo lau session the city
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can boost its local supply bit the land must be protectand goals should be set by the government. >> if we can protect the farm lands and let our farmers utilize all of them, actually our vegetables receive efficiency rates can rise. >> the government is not yet convinced. >> at the end of the day it comes to whether there's a market demand for it and then whether local farms are willing to do it or not. and both of these issues can be decided really. >> farmers like becky au are relying on the community for support. >> this is our home and we want to stay here forever. >> even so, her future on the
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farm remains in doubt. sarah clark, al jazeera, hong kong. u.s. beat japan 5-2 in vancouver, on sunday and gabriel elizondo was at the ticker tape parade. >> reporter: football madness on a scale this country has never seen before, tens of thousands of people packing the streets of new york city to cheer on america's hottest team the women's u.s. football team world cup winners for a third time. a victorious group for the third time. 26 million people in america tuned in for the finale last sunday beating the mem in becomingmen in beingthe widest watched
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football game in history. while confetti rained down on them money has not. fest the women's team is taking home only $2 million. >> it's not fair. it should be equal. we're just as good as they are. >> right now the women's team deserved as much as the men's team because they did just as much as the men's team. >> the big question is, after this parade is over, after the confeti is cleaned up and after the supporters have gone home, will there be equality between the men's and women's game? >> still a long way to go. >> this team has done agreat job in inspiring a whole generation of players and going to get them
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to the women's professional games. they need to watch these stars on a regular basis, they need to increase the viability on tv and in person as well. >> the game is crossing the gender divide. for these fans, the u.s. women's have acquired stardom status on the sport. now just hoping it carries over after the pitch and the party is over. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera new york. >> omar sharif has died at the aim of 83. the egyptian born movie star. >> he was born michel dimitri
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shaloub. his meteoric rise came in 1962 with the release of his first english language film, lauren of aarabia. arabia. >> nothing is received unless you write it. >> asked about his performance in the movie sharif said i think it's a great film but i'm not very good in it. three years later sharif won another golden globe from dr. zhivago. >> i was a shy boy somewhat and i enjoyed not being shy because i was somebody else. i think that's what actors love about their work. >> earlier this year sharif retreated from the spotlight after being diagnosed with sliernls disease.
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alzheimer's disease. his agent said he died of a heart ra stack. a reminder that you can keep up to date with all the news on our website, currently leading as you can see with a special cover of the srebrenica genocide. aljazeera.com. is pulse of the situation in iran in the last days before an historic accord that could be made between two old foes. >> the freed world request not allow a ran to have a nuclear weapon. >> how much could nations possibly trust the united states? this. >> this morning iran's president offered the same wild

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